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The Military Industrial Drain: 06/14/2018

Robert Reich - Robert Reich

As Trump stokes tensions around the world, he’s adding fuel to the fire by demanding even more Pentagon spending. It’s a dangerous military buildup intended to underwrite endless wars and enrich defense contractors, while draining money from investment in the American people.

Diplomacy Is Better Than War In North Korea: 06/12/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Common Dreams

If you’re against war, the Singapore Summit is a good development.

Social Insecurity: 06/06/2018

Stacey Vanek Smith & Cardiff Garcia - NPR's The Indicator

As baby boomers retire, the Social Security equation is changing. Today on the show, we look at possible fixes.

'Astronomical' Cost Of War: Average Us Taxpayer Sent $3,456 To Pentagon Last Year And Just $39 To The Epa: 04/17/2018

Jake Johnson - Common Dreams

"Congress appropriates more for U.S. military spending than the next eight countries combined, but year after year refuses to adequately invest in access to quality education and healthcare for millions of Americans."

Tax Day 2018: A Bonanza For Corporations And The Military: 04/17/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

Individuals will contribute five times as much in income taxes to the federal government as corporations do. It wasn't always this way. Corporations used to pay more income taxes than individuals did. In 1943, for example, corporations contributed 40 percent of federal revenues, compared to just 9 percent today.

Forget Work Requirements For The Poor - Guarantee Them A Job, Instead: 04/16/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - The Hill

A few days before ordering airstrikes on Syria, President Trump dropped a bomb at home: He signed an executive order to require recipients of federal aid — including food stamps, Medicaid, and housing subsidies — to work. 

It's Time To Cut The Contractors Loose: 04/11/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Foreign Policy in Focus

This year, average taxpayers paid twice as much to corporate military contractors than on caring for all veterans combined.

Cardi B Demands To Know Where Her Taxes Go—Here's The Answer: 03/23/2018

Ruth Umoh - CNBC

Cardi B might be making "money moves" but she's not happy that so much of that money goes to Uncle Sam and she's not sure what she gets in exchange.

15 Years After The Iraq Invasion, What Are The Costs?: 03/21/2018

Stephanie Savell - Foreign Policy in Focus

First, the economic costs: According to estimates by the Costs of War project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the war on terror has cost Americans a staggering $5.6 trillion since 2001, when the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.

The Pentagon Budget As Corporate Welfare For Weapons Makers: 02/27/2018

William Hartung - TomDispatch

Imagine for a moment a scheme in which American taxpayers were taken to the cleaners to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and there was barely a hint of criticism or outrage.  Imagine as well that the White House and a majority of the politicians in Washington, no ...